A Day Trip to Neelkanth Temple
Duration : 1 Day
The Price : ₹1,599.00
Max People : 20
Start Location: Rishikesh, Tapovan
Age Range : 10+
Total Seats : 20/20
Neelkanth Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,330 meters (4,360 feet) above sea level. The temple is named after the Neelkanth peak, which is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison Halahala during the churning of the cosmic ocean.
Here are some key details about Neelkanth Temple:
- Location: Neelkanth Temple is located about 32 kilometers from Rishikesh and is nestled amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas.
- Importance: The temple holds great religious significance for devotees of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the sacred spot where Lord Shiva rested after consuming the poison, and it attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists throughout the year.
- Architecture: The Neelkanth Temple showcases traditional Hindu temple architecture. It has a vibrant exterior adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures depicting various mythological scenes and deities. The temple is surrounded by lush green forests, adding to its natural beauty.
- Festival: The holy festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Neelkanth Temple. Devotees gather in large numbers to offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Shiva.
- Trekking and Surroundings: Neelkanth Temple is located in close proximity to several trekking trails, offering adventure enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of the region. Trekking routes like Neelkanth Mahadev Trek and Kunjapuri Temple Trek are popular among visitors.
- Accessibility: The temple can be reached by road from Rishikesh. Regular bus services and private taxis are available to transport visitors to the temple. The journey from Rishikesh to Neelkanth Temple takes around 1-2 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
Visiting Neelkanth Temple provides a spiritual experience along with the chance to admire the natural beauty of the Himalayas. It is advisable to check the local weather conditions and plan your visit accordingly. Respect the temple’s customs and traditions while visiting and make sure to dress modestly.
- Visit to Neelkanth Temple, Rishikesh
- Scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Rishikesh
- Explore the spiritual ambiance and natural beauty of the region
- Enjoy a delicious local lunch at a traditional restaurant
- Optional activities: Participate in Ganga Aarti ceremony, visit nearby ashrams, or enjoy a short trek to nearby viewpoints
Places You’ll See :
- Pick-up from the designated meeting point in Rishikesh
- Depart for Neelkanth Temple by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- Enjoy the scenic drive and capture the beauty of the surroundings
Neelkanth Temple Visit:
- Arrive at Neelkanth Temple, located amidst lush green hills
- Explore the temple premises, known for its religious significance and stunning architecture
- Witness the serene atmosphere and breathtaking views of the surroundings
- Enjoy a delicious local lunch at a nearby restaurant, serving authentic regional cuisine
- Relish the flavors while enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the area
- After lunch, you have the option to participate in the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Triveni Ghat or visit nearby ashrams and explore the spiritual side of Rishikesh
- Alternatively, you can choose to embark on a short trek to nearby viewpoints for panoramic views of the Himalayan foothills
- Return to Rishikesh by the provided transportation
- Drop-off at the designated location, marking the end of the one-day package